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Hersheypark Announces Expanded 2020 Seasonal Fall and Winter Events

By Devin, Theme Park Shark Author

Updated 4:07 AM EDT, Fri September 11, 2020

Characters at Hersheypark in the Dark Halloween Event Hersheypark
Characters at Hersheypark in the Dark Halloween Event

On Thursday, Hersheypark announced details and expansions to their seasonal fall and winter events, Hersheypark in the Dark and Christmas Candylane.

Hersheypark in the Dark, their Halloween event, will now be open for five weekends beginning October 2nd to November 1st.

This festive fall event features spooky fun and festive Hershey characters, in addition to nighttime rides in the dark on attractions such as the all-new Candymonium rollercoaster.

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Guests under 12 can trick-or-treat at 13 candy stops along a new trail throughout The Boardwalk At Hersheypark and also Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction.

Also, the park will have some special limited edition fall food offerings. Yum!

Hersheypark Trick-or-Treat Trail

As for when it grows colder, Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane holiday event will be open on select dates beginning November 13th through January 3rd, 2021.

This year the holiday event will contain more than five million twinkling lights, their most ever, in addition to Santa and his Reindeer on a newly expanded viewing platform.

Just like Hersheypark in the Dark, there will be plenty of sweet treats.

This will be the first year Hersheypark’s Candymonium area of the park is open and decorated for these events, so it’s not something you want to miss out on! Tickets for both events are available now.

The same safety measures from the summertime will also be in effect for these events, such as advanced reservations and the wearing of a face mask.


More information about these events, including a list of which rides will be open, can be found here and here.

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From video games to theme parks, Devin has blogged about various topics for over a decade. Outside of covering news relating to theme parks in and around his home state of Pennsylvania, he also enjoys writing movie and book reviews.

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